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Hartford, CT 06141-0270
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News Release

Contacts: Frank J. Poirot
Office: 860-665-3409

CL&P Conserves 74-Acre Woodland in Middletown


BERLIN, Conn., January 21, 2008 (NYSE: NU) -- As part of The Connecticut Light and Power Company’s (CL&P) goal to preserve the state’s natural beauty while serving the growing customer need for reliable electricity, the company has agreed to secure the undeveloped future of 74 acres of scenic land along the Connecticut River in Middletown.


CL&P granted the easement on a property in the Maromas section of Middletown to the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), the oldest private non-profit conservation organization in the state.

This agreement satisfies a condition of the state and federal environmental permits associated with the Middletown-Norwalk transmission upgrade. The easement ensures the land will remain permanently undisturbed.

“Partnering with the Connecticut Forest & Park Association on this important agreement preserves a unique property and continues a tradition of environmental stewardship,” said James A. Muntz, NU senior vice president.

In addition to the conservation easement, CL&P provided CFPA with a $16,000 donation to manage the property. CL&P’s gift will also support CFPA’s plans to establish hiking trails and a parking area for public access for recreation in this area.

“We are most pleased that CL&P has conserved this beautiful property on the Connecticut River and made a positive contribution to the Middletown community,” said Adam R. Moore, executive director of CFPA.

The most up-to-date information on CL&P’s transmission upgrade can be found at www.middletown-norwalk.com or by calling the project hotline at 866-643-6679.

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The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) has been part of everyday life in Connecticut for more than 100 years, providing safe and reliable electric service to homes, neighborhoods and businesses. With more than 1.1 million customers in 149 cities and towns, CL&P is an active member in the communities it serves, offering programs in energy conservation, economic development and environmental education. CL&P is part of the Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU).

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